Best of the Larapinta Trail
This fantastic route along the Larapinta Trail will take in the most spectacular highlights along the 223km track. The camping based trek will allow you more time to explore and soak in the beauty of the Central Australian desert as you traverse the most scenic stages of the Larapinta Trail. Carrying just a day-pack, this walk will delight the wilderness lover and challenge even seasoned walkers. The Larapinta Trail offers one of the greatest desert treks on earth and is a bucket list experience for anyone who enjoys walking holidays. Following the spine of the West MacDonnell range, this extended walk along the Larapinta Trail will take in the sections along the Larapinta Trail that simply cannot be missed. It also provides a more achievable objective for walkers not yet ready for our 14 day Larapinta End to End trip. There will be some demanding stages as you pass over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 30kms on some days. The group camping gear is transported to each campsite by our professional support crew, freeing walkers to enjoy the diverse desert scenery, revel in the camaraderie of like-minded travellers and focus on achieving your goal.
|DAY 1||Transfer Alice Springs to Simpson Gap, walk to Jay Creek|
|DAY 2||Walk to Standley Chasm|
|DAY 3||Walk to Birthday Waterhole|
|DAY 4||Walk to Huge Gorge|
|DAY 5||Transfer to Ellery Creek, walk to Serpentine Gorge|
|DAY 6||Walk to Serpentine Chalet|
|DAY 7||Walk to Ormiston Gorge|
|DAY 8||Climb Mt Sonder|
|DAY 9||Ormiston pound walk, return to Alice Springs|
MOST MEMORABLE PART: The three guides that we had made the trip enjoyable (Mick, Deekes and Jordie) as well as the small "team" of participants - four in total.